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start of school. with the amount of pollutants in the air several times above the safe levels the city opened 120 air conditioned anti-smog centers. they even offer muscovites oxygen cocktails. the situation around the country is improving. but with 470,000 acres still on fire, things are clely f from over. alex marquardt, abc news, moscow. a 14-year-old boy is under arrest, suspected of sparking a brush fire north of los angeles. the fire spread across 40 acres, threatening about 50 homes before it was finally contained. police say the boy admitted that he accidentally dropped his lighter in a field where he was trying to light his marijuana pipe. the boy and a friend tried but failed to stomp out those flames, then both of the boys ran away. connecticut governor jodi rell has declared a statewide day of remembrance for the eight people killed in last tuesday's
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workplace rampage. hundreds of mourners paid their respects last night at a vigil in manchester. truck driver omar thornton shot eight co-workers to death at a beer distribution company before turning the gun on himself. he'd accused employers of racism. bp says it is nearing the end of its mission to seal off that blown-out well in the gulf of mexico. but the cleanup will continue as long as necessary. and the next big project will be reviving that region's public image. tahman bradley has details. >> reporter: with the permanent cap in place and no more daily images of leaking oil from bp's well, the obama administration hopes to show it hasn't lost sight of the enormous cleanup and recovery effort that remains. >> it is a catastrophe. catastrophe for the people of the gulf and it requires our attention until we get the job done. >> reporter: what more needs to be done? more cleanup. the government says about 25% of
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the nearly 5 million barrels of spilled oil remains. shoppers 1,000 mileom louisiana at a market in washington, d.c. last week. most said they wouldn't buy seafood if they were certain it came from the gulf. >> i just wouldn't trust it, honestly. >> if it's from the gulf no. >> reporter: seafood isn't the gulf's only industry needing to recover. president obama's moratorium on all deepwater drilling has put thousands of people out of work. house republican minority leader john boehner said there are enough safety practices in place to lift the ban. >> there clearly was a mistake made with regard to this one well. but i think we're risking 100,000 jobs in the gulf coast with the continuation of this moratorium. >> reporter: there's also the issue of tourism. the vital gulf industry has
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taken a hit over the past three months. president obama plans to do his part, taking his family to florida next week for vacation. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. thunderstorms from new orleans to jacksonville and heavy rain in south florida. gusty winds, hail, and isolated tornados in the dakotas, omaha, and des moines. isolated thunderstorms from detroit to new york. drenching rain from new mexico and arizona. and up into idaho. >> 90 in boise. 85 in salt lake city. 89 in colorado springs. mostly 90s from fargo to indianapolis and along much of ast st.it'si >> , wha with the yellow variety, there was plenty to spread around in sin. nue tin in middleton in celebration of national mustard day over the weekend. everyone got a chance to sample an assortment of tangy treats from mustard ice cream to mustard custard. >> yum. unlike its competing condiment,
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there are hundreds of varieties of mustard. as one mustard lover pointed out, ketchup is just ketchup. >> we'll be right back.
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sad news to report from hollywood this morning. actress patricia neal has passed away. the tall, husky-voiced actress turned in remarkable performances on stage and in film. she earned an oscar for "hud" in 1963. neal turned in a more extraordinary performance in recovering from a stroke she suffered at the young age of 39. she died yesterday from lung cancer at her summer home on martha's vineyard. she was 84 years old. >> our stage manager jim was a very big fan of her work. >> i was. tiger woods played the worst golf of his career this weekend as the pga season wraps up this week. >> it could mark the end of tiger woods' reign as the world's number one golfer. here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: at the end of his most abysmal performance ever, it was tiger himself who summed it up best.
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>> been a long year. >> you think it's more mental -- >> been a long year. >> this looks like rock bottom for tiger woods and many of us never would have expected to see this. >> reporter: in a tournament he's dominated in the past, woods crumbled sunday, finishing second to last. instead of hitting the green, this ball smacked a spectator in the face. another wound up in the water. >> is golf still fun? >> absolutely not. shooting 18 over par is not fun. >> reporter: his professional collapse mirroring his personal problems. beginning with that suv crash last thanksgiving and followed by a cascade of infidelities, lost sponsorships, health woes, and marital problems. >> i am truly sorry. >> reporter: since that speech and since his return to the game, tiger has had some success on the golf course. it was his one refuge, a place to escape all those personal problems. >> now it is turning into a very treacherous place that is giving him no relief at all. >> reporter: woods says the remedy for this poor play is simple. >> i need to hit the ball
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better, chip better, putt better, score better. >> reporter: some are more convinced than ever, one of golf's most gifted needs more time away from the game. jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> interesting stats on tiger. 269 straight weeks at number one, just over five years. 611 weeks at number one throughout his entire career. >> we've heard even all the players, even if he was out, saying he is the game. as much competition as he is, he fills those seats. you have to wonder if he had taken more time off would his game -- >> to get past the drama and all of that. you wonder. he came back after all of that, you have a lackluster run. >> that press conference was hard to hear. ihihihihihx÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@÷@>>
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the first lady and daughter sasha ended their european vacation by having lunch with spain's royal family. afterward the king gave michelle obama some seeds for the white
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house garden. >> of course the first lady is a champion of urban gardening. however, a new york chef has a much more radical way to grow food in the city. >> his restaurant is in the basement, while his farm is on the roof. john donvan went by for the harvest and for some lunch. >> reporter: sitting on a stoop on west 10th street in manhattan with a salad. and a chef who made the salad. there's got to be a story here. meet john mooney. >> the vinaigrette is a cider balsamic with berry and extra virgin olive oil. >> reporter: who in a few weeks' time is opening a restaurant in this very building, at basement level. >> booths here with our skylight. >> reporter: the real story is upstairs. six long flights upstairs. there is no elevator. because when you get to the top, and the blinding light -- >> here we are. >> wow. this is your farm? >> yeah, this is our rooftop farm here in manhattan. >> reporter: this is where that
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salad came from. >> it's roof to table. >> roof to table? >> roof to table. >> reporter: this is where the lettuce came from and the strawberries. >> i like to tell people that they're so perfect, they look fake. >> may i? >> yes, please do. >> reporter: look at what else he's growing here. >> i can smell the mint from here. right over there. >> the mint is great. this is broccoli rabe. summer squash. have you ever seen a fresh chickpea? garbanzo beans? >> reporter: his new restaurant, bell, book and candle, will be the first in the u.s. to grow its own food on a rooftop, enough to serve an 80-seat restaurant every night for ten months out of the year. >> tomatoes? >> tomatoes, yes. >> shaving 25% off the growing time? >> i can harvest in four weeks. >> amazing. >> reporter: that's the key to what mooney is doing here and the point he wants to make. the technology to make this
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possible is called hydroponics and it not only keeps this restaurant supplied with food he grows himself here above the city, but in the bigger picture he thinks it could become a model for all of us to grow what we need very close to home. >> i can produce right here for myself in abundance. and all i have to do is go on the roof. >> reporter: the key is water, or more specifically, water without soil. seven weeks ago these were all seeds? >> yes. >> wow. >> one of the benefits of hydroponics is rapid growth. >> reporter: mooney's using a system where water filled with nutrients circulates through these towers, each which of can sustain dozens of separate plants. the absence of real soil keeps the system lightweight enough and upright enough to fit into small spaces like a rooftop. it also eliminates plant diseases and pests that can live in the soil. >> this is our bibb. >> bibb lettuce? >> yes. you see the beautiful head of lettuce, totally beautiful roots attac
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without the sunlight, roots attached, totally living. i call it living lettuce, living salads, living vegetables. >> who says lettuce can't grow on trees? >> exactly. >> show me ws ino of ow i wor >> what we have in the base is the water. the nutrient solution. the water that's filled with our minerals which is what makes a plant taste good. it pumps through the center here. and then it trickles down. uses 12 minutes of energy an hour. it runs for three-minute cycles. >> then it gets air the rest of the time? >> yeah, air and sun. >> reporter: there is something timeless unfolding on this rooftop. because hydroponics as a basic concept is an ancient idea. as ancient as babylon's hanging gardens. but it's always had an air of experimental to it. not a solution embraced by the world's farmers, in part because it's so unconventional and can be expensive to set up, as well as needing a lot of monitoring to keep the system functioning. but mooney is a believer. in addition to running the
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restaurant, what are you trying to prove here? >> we're trying to be as efficient as possible. i hope i'm the beginning of something, absolutely. i think it's well thought out. we've tested this for more than a year. tsncf ter: to mooney this could also solve the problem of people not being able to afford what's available in farmers' markets. so we're picking lunch? >> yes, we are. i'm going to make you a couple of varieties of salad. >> reporter: yes, that salad really did come from up here. i know because i helped in the harvest. a lettuce bouquet. and watch as thee the cheese. all the rest really was rooftop to t spectacular. i'm coming to your restaurant. it's really only a start, what's happening here on west 10th street. but who knows, maybe mooney's right and someday this view could be green from top to bottom. i'm john donvan in new york.
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>> very interesting. >> i actually went to a restaurant like this in d.c., it was a post office they had converted and grew the vegetables. it was so delicious.
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"world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> every now and then you just kind of like need a drink. think that's a fair assessment? >> on this shift? yes. >> very true. apparently folks in our neighboring state of pennsylvania, they have very strict liquor laws there. there's a new device they've invented, a wine vending machine. you can get your little snacks or whatever. now a wine vending machine, that's right. they have some of the strictest alcohol laws in the country.
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up to now you could only buy it at state-owned shops in pennsylvania. now you can go to the machine, put in your money, whatever it costs, and get your wine on the go. for today's functioning alcoholic. >> how does that card, how do they know it's a person who's legal to drink? >> i think you present some kind of i.d. to whatever houses whatever the building is. >> i want one. >> we'll go. we'll take a little road trip in a couple of minutes. >> that's smart. to have that in your building, if you were having people over, you could pop down and get a bottle of wine. >> in louisiana, where i come from, they had drive-through daquiri stands. it's progressing slowly. >> so this is probably the scariest and the dumbest video all in one. take a look at it. you're about to see a man jump out in front of a train. it's kind of hard to make it on this first shot. kind of the angle. you're going to get a second angle that's a lot clearer. it's a chinese man. he said he wanted to do something interesting.
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and this is the result of his idea to do something interesting. you can see he starts filming as the train pulls into the deserted platform then jumps onto the tracks as it draws close. he says he laid flat on his back as the train passed over him. the entire incident was captured on cctv. the poor train conductor was completely freaked out. the guy initially said, i slipped off the platform. he later said, this is a stunt, i was kind of bored. i thought this would be a cool idea. >> how bored. get a hobby. go on a date. what's wrong with this guy? is crazy too unless you're bill gates or somebody. apparently, being new to new york, have you heard of this serendipity 3 restaurant? they have some new dessert out, two new out, costing $25,000, $25,127. called the grand opulence sundae and frozen hot chocolatepipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipipino
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ey oa a intense search. two prison escapees and their accomplice may be linked to two murders. >> we pray upon the public to be vigilant. >> the new focus on a possible hideout. then, sky security. the airline that's hiring cops and firefighters for safety's sake. and, skin flick. luke wilson's movie looks into a world that's rated x. it's monday, august 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i think it's pretty safe to say this is not a family movie. >> no, no, definitely not. you are-i enjoyed it. i'm surprised you liked it too. >> yeah, it's definitely, you
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know, in a season full of sequels i thought that this was actually something original. i appreciated that. >> absolutely, yeah. some good scenes in there. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> a lot of scenes the men liked. i'm vinita nair. the search for two prison escapees and their accomplice now centers on yellowstone national park. efforts to find them have intensified now that one of the inmates has been linked to a double murder. >> police describe the escapees as very dangerous. and very desperate. clayton sandell has the latest now on the search. >> reporter: this is all that's left of the burned-out trailer where new mexico police found the bodies of linda and gary haas. authorities say these fugitives, on the run, may be to blame. >> we consider them extremely armed and dangerous and we pray upon the public to be vigilant. >> reporter: convicted felons tracy province, john mccluskey and daniel renwick busted out of this kingman, arizona, prison july 30th. had help from an alleged accomplice, mccluskey's fiance and cousin, police say she tossed the men wire cutters so they could slice through the fence. from there they hijacked a big
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rig at gunpoint, driving to flagstaff. they were later seen in phoenix. gary and linda haas were found dead wednesday in new mexico. the couple's car found 100 miles away in albuquerque. in the meantime, renwick was recaptured last weekend in colorado. the others are still on the loose. >> one of the huge difficulties in being a fugitive is that you have to keep on the move because the longer you stay any place, the odds of you getting caught are actually even greater. >> reporter: mccluskey's own mother is in custody. u.s. marshals arrested her saturday. she allegedly gave the trio money, clothing, food, and a getaway car. >> he'll never realize how bad he's hurt me and his mother. >> reporter: the case has gotten attention from "america's most wanted." >> cops need you to look out for tracy province and john mccluskey. >> reporter: as the manhunt continues officials are investigating security lapses at the privately run state prison.
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and why hardened criminals were allowed to be held at a medium-security prison in the first place. u.s. marshals say they think tracy province has likely split from the group. clayton sandell, abc news. the bodies of ten slain medical volunteers, including six americans, have been flown back to afghanistan's capital. one of the victims, cheryl beckett, was remembered at sunday services in knoxville, tennessee, where her father is the senior pastor. beckett had been in afghanistan for six years and specialized in nutritional gardening and mother-child health. in upstate new york, the team leader, tom little, was remembered for his more than 30 years of volunteer work in afghanistan. richard cantu reports on the victims' memorials and the military's investigation. >> reporter: they gathered at the first presbyterian church to mourn and honor the man who spent the last 36 years in afghanistan helping the sick and injured. >> we are traumatized by these events. we are going through a whole gamut of emotions.
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>> reporter: dr. tom little was an optometrist working with the international assistance mission in kabul. he and team members were returning from an eye clinic in the north when they came under attack. dr. little's widow is preparing to go to afghanistan for his funeral. >> he gave his life, the best years of his life, you know, to bring medical care to afghan people. and he'll be buried in the christian cemetery right there in kabul. >> reporter: the bullet-riddled bodies of dr. little and nine members of his medical team were flown to kabul sunday. six of the victims were americans. the taliban have claimed responsibility for the massacre, accusing the medical workers of spying and trying to convert
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muslims to christianity. u.s. government officials strongly deny the charges. >> these were selfless volunteers who devoted themselves to providing free andans theremo new connecticut governor jodi rell has day of remembrance today for plled tuesday's workplace rampage. hundreds of mourners paid their respects last night during a vigil in manchester. truck driver omar thornton shot eight co-workers to death at a beer distribution company before then turning the gun on himself. thornton had accused his employers of racism. a 14-year-old boy is under arrest accused of starting a brush fire north of los angeles. the fire spread across 40 acres and threatened about 50 homes before it was finally contained. police say the boy admitted dropping his lighter in a field while trying to light his marijuana pipe. the boy and a friend tried to put out the flames but they failed and then they ran. bp says the cement sealing its blown-out well in the gulf of mexico is solidly in place. pressure tests show it is holding firmly. now engineers can begin drilling the final 100 feet of relief well that will permanently seal
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the leak. crews will drill 30 feet at a time and say that work should be done by next weekend. the state of louisiana has set next monday as the official opening of the fall shrimp season. federal health authorities say they'll continue testing the safety of all seafood from the gulf but they insist all the samples they've tested so far show no contamination. still, though, fishermen, vendors and restaurants say they're having trouble selling their products. first lady michelle obama and daughter sasha are back at the white house after their vacation in spain. while away the president invited an informal dream team of current and former nba players to the basketball court. here's david kerley. >> reporter: talk about a birthday dream. pause that. look at the president's smile. as he and his entourage head off to play a pickup basketball game with a dream team of nba superstars. we've seen the president shoot hoops. this picture from the white house with mr. obama joking with
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chicago bulls players, joaquin noah and derek rose. but also on the hardwood, nba great lebron james. dwyane wade. grant hill. alonso mourning. and a couple of hall of famers. bill russell and magic johnson. up in the stands watching, kobe bryant. >> it would have been a dream come true. i grew up watching these guys as we all did from afar. >> reporter: they weren't alone in the gym. the president invited several wounded warriors to watch some of the biggest names in the game. some of those players joined the president for his birthday barbecue on the south lawn here at the white house. not bad for a 49th birthday weekend. the question is, how is he going to top it for his 50th? david kerley, abc news, the white house. >> that's going to be michelle's job, to figure out how to top that. >> what a team, wow, that's some hoops. here is a look at your monday forecast. gusty winds, hail, isolated tornados from the dakotas to justwesago.
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isolated thunderstorms from detroit to upse ne northern rockies. showers and thunderstorms from new orleans to jacksonville. >> also heat advisorie northern plains to the gulf coast. 102 in dallas. 98 in kansas city. 96 in omaha. 90s from boston to atlanta. 67 in seattle. that sounds nice. 84 in sacramento. and 104 in phoenix. as you can tell by the weather boards the dog days of summer are here and they're in seattle. look who's getting the last lap. >> here we go, four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes came out in force to take a dip in one of the city's public pools over the weekend. it's the only time of year they're given free rein to play fetch, catch or just doggie paddle around. >> the event is called dunking doggies. i know who could sponsor this. it's a summer tradition that takes place every year the day before the pool closes and cleaning and repairs begin. i can't believe it's time for pools to close down. >> back to school commercials, end of summer.
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this is certainly the high season for summer vacations and if you are flying this summer you know firsthand that flying has come a long way from its glamorous past. >> ain't that the truth. now security is many airlines' top concern and that is changing whom they hire to help them out. here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: at 70 years old, lenny spivey isn't a typical flight attendant. neither is his resume. this has to beat climbing 20-story burning buildings, doesn't it? >> absolutely. it's a lot easier. >> reporter: lenny's a 30-year veteran of the new york city fire department, one of more than 200 retired emergency responders now working on board
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jet blue flights. >> in an emergency, they've been there, they've done it, so we can rely on them and not worry about anything in the cabin, taken care of beforehand. >> reporter: since 9/11 the pressure is on the cabin crew. they're detaining terror suspects, dealing with air rage incidents, handling disruptive flyers. >> they really have to handle situations at 36,000 feet on their own. and the background of someone like lenny brings a professionalism, a demeanor and calmness and an ability to execute under pressure. >> reporter: this isn't an entirely new concept. in fact, the idea of hiring a flight crew with a background in treating emergencies dates back to the very first commercial flights. the first flight attendants were registered nurses, hired to treat air sickness in bumpy prop planes. the change in roles for flight attendants has mirrored our changing times. >> welcome aboard the spacious cabin. attractively decorated -- >> reporter: in those early days
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passengers dressed up to fly. security was nonexistent. stewardesses were looked at as glamorous. today for passengers and crew, the glamor is gone, replaced by long lines, cramped quarters, and no food. >> good morning, welcome aboard, folks. >> reporter: lenny says there's one thing more crucial than ever on board a flight. reassurance if things go wrong. something he and the other retired cops and firefighters have trained a lifetime for. jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> it is amazing too. to have that glamorous past. it is so not the way anymore. most people think it's a hassle, a pain to fly these days, nothing glamorous about it anymore at all. >> we hear scary stories and those make the headlines. last week a passenger on a routine flight from new york to l.a. started lighting matches. when you have these incidents happening often you have to rely on these first responders. a lot of times they're people who have retired, people that you need to be ready and calm, who can handle these situations.
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>> know what they're doing. former firefighters or cops, a great way to supplement that post-retirement income. it works out. it's sad that we're there, but hey. coming up next, a vacation destination that is actually dangerous. >> take a ride along with storm chasers. it's a tornado tour that is really u
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dwest over the weekend, including this tornado that crossed state lines from north dakota to minnesota. look at this video. a storm chaser caught this one as it smashed a farmhouse. at least seven twisters touched down in that area. thankfully, no one was hurt. incredible video. >> you can imagine how close they are to get video like that. most people would of course run as fast as they could from a sight like that. >> hello. >> you have to admit it is awesome to see. >> that's why storm chasers go after those twisters. now there's a way for regular people to get a little of that rush too. eric horng checked out an extreme vacation. ♪ >> reporter: ah, vacation. we all have our favorite memories. like that relaxing week at the
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beach. that fun-filled ski trip to the mountains. and of course, that time we chased a big, scary tornado through the countryside? >> let's go, quickly! >> got to move! >> good lord, the rotation! tornado! >> reporter: that's right. it may not sound like the most relaxing getaway. >> my wife actually made me do a will before i came out here last time. >> reporter: for some, storm chasing in the heartland -- >> scary looking. >> reporter: is better than any luxury cruise or european holiday. >> there's no place i'd rather be. >> i'm hooked. i got hooked the first time i did this. >> look at the green, it's amazing. >> reporter: roger hill runs silver lining tours. >> wow. you never get tired of it. >> reporter: one of a growing number of tour companies bringing the full storm chaser experience to the masses. >> let's go, let's go! oh, my goodness, look at the storm. you go out and try to get as
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close as you can to that event. and enjoy it, photograph it, video it, but keep your distance and know that if you make one mistake it could kill you. don't run off, everybody stay really close. >> reporter: hill has been chasing storms for a quarter century and was introduced to nature's fury at the tender age of 9. in 1966, a killer tornado decimated his hometown of topeka, kansas, including his family's house. >> some people it probably would have scared away. it's just kind of really piqued my interest. >> reporter: hill invited us along on his final tour of the year. a ten-day, multi-state adventure into nature's underbelly. >> the most amazing storms i'd ever seen in my entire life. >> reporter: we were joined by a motley crew of weather junkies, teachers, i.t. guys, businessmen, and photographers. three folks came all the way from europe, including irishman sean branagh. >> at home, unfortunately, we don't get the opportunity very often, at least, to see
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thunderstorms and such. >> reporter: we met the group in southeastern minnesota and within minutes our lunch break became a lunch rush. >> we've got one storm to our northwest that's going to go severe, probably go tornadic. this is the real deal. >> we already knew it was an explosive day. it was really early, an early show. >> please, nobody out of the van, we're going to gas and go quick. >> reporter: our pair of vans raced for the town of northfield, minnesota. >> look at the rotation. >> northfield's been hit the last couple of years. >> they may be about to get hit again. >> i'm always looking at data, i'm always looking at doppler radar, watching the sky. we get headed north right toward that storm, and as soon as we approached it -- >> look at the rotation! >> tornado on the ground. >> bingo, the first tornado drops. >> tornado, tornado! >> holy crap, it's right there. >> reporter: the storm continues
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gathering strength, and it's poised to drop even more twisters. >> this is going to be a huge tornado. tornado! >> reporter: we pull over on a dirt road to get a better view. >> crossing the road right in front of us here. >> that is spinning hard. >> look at how fast -- i don't think i've seen one that fast. >> everything came together and we were right there at the right moment. if we had been there five minutes later we would have missed it. >> i hate to say this but we'll have to get down the road or theer. jump >> reporter: but thlebr northfield. our cameras capture this tornado. which damages several homes and overturns a semi. danger is certainly part of the experience. for these tornado tourists, a long week of storm chasing is allthe eed. >> they love it. i just love it. total excitement. >> it's vacation. >> yeah. to me it's not really a vacation, it's an adventure. >> i would love to go to hawaii,
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i'd love to go to england, i'd love to go to alaska. but as long as there's storm chasing and i can really only afford one vacation a year, storm chasing is going to be it. our movie wasn't in the top
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our movie wasn't in the top three but we both liked it. >> we kind of missed the boat. "the other guys" apparently was doing well. we saw something different. >> way different. >> went to see a movie about the first days of the commercial internet. it's sort of about the birth of internet porn. i'll start with my review. there are a lot of critiques about this movie. "scorsese knock-off." "starts strong, fizzles out." i thought it was good. it's about an everyday businessman who gets a job offer he can't refuse. he's teamed up with two business partners. obvious drug addicts. they're kind of like idiot savants. they're looking for a way to bring porn to the masses. they write a program on how to
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charge a person's credit card without ever meeting them. luke wilson steps in and says, i can make this more legit. >> i'm a customer and i get my credit card statement at the end of the month and it says something like -- [ muted ]. >> right. i might have buyer's remorse because my wife's not going to be very happy. if it says something like 24/7 billing company, nobody knows what that means, safer for everybody involved, it's a win-win situation. the consumer gets what they want, the content provider get what they want, the content provider get what they want, and we make 10% by handling the transaction. we're just the middle men. >> you can see we deleted a word, and there are a lot of those in this particular movie that you get to see. rotten tomatoes is giving this 45%. i'm going to give it 3 1/2 kernels. the ensemble cast is excellent. james caan is good. giovanni ribisi is good. wilson is excellent in this movie. all things said, while i thought the plot at times could have been tightened, it's really creative, it's unique, you want to watch what's going to happen next. >> the whole thing worked really
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well. it's funny. as the movie goes on, obviously luke wilson's character falls deep into this world. gets a little more involved than just the standard business. it's the women, it's the party. he gets lost in that world, hardcore, and he also runs into another official, there's a situation that develops, and he has to talk to the kelsey grammer character who's actually the d.a. there in one of those texas counties. they have a very interesting exchange in the movie. >> here's your billing record, mr. griffin. god forbid this should wind up in here and fall into the wrong hands. be on the cover of tomorrow's paper. can you imagine what that would do to a campaign in this city? especially the campaign of a man whose voter base is a bunch of good, god-fearing christian conservatives. that would be terrible. >> you realize you just attempted to blackmail an officer of the court and a publicly elected texas state official? and it worked. >> apparently frasier's a freak. >> all right, so i thought it was good, i give it 3 kernels. really good, enjoyed it. not a family flick but entertaining.
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